Mediclinic paediatrician explains the rare Interleukin 12 receptor defect
Dr Deon Smith is a paediatrician at Mediclinic Cape Town. One of his patients, Aaron Lipschitz, is a three-year-old boy with an interleukin 12 receptor defect – a rare genetic mutation that prevents him from eating proper food.
A multi-pronged approach reduces healthcare-associated infections in Mediclinic hospitals
Healthcare-associated infections at Mediclinic hospitals are showing a downward trend, thanks to well-established infection prevention and control protocols, with well-trained and dedicated managers in all facilities.
Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Surgeons Perform Unique Excision of a Nasal Tumour
For two years, Peter Edmonds, a 62-year-old owner of a farm maintenance business outside of Pietermaritzburg, suffered from a blocked nose. He endured constant headaches and often felt listless after not getting enough sleep at night.
Metabolic Surgery can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Because of the noticeable medical benefits bariatric surgery offers to patients with Type 2 diabetes, surgeons are starting to refer to the procedure as metabolic surgery (surgery to help resolve metabolic disorders) rather than bariatric surgery (surgery to help resolve obesity).
Mediclinic Adheres to World-Class Antibiotic Prescription Practices
Andriette van Jaarsveld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Mediclinic Southern Africa, explains the dangers associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions – and what Mediclinic is doing to decrease the development of microbial resistance.